Thursday, 22 December 2011

12 days of christmas

Religious symbolism of The 12 Days of Christmas

And Lyrics :)

12 Days of ChristmasThe partridge in a pear tree represents Jesus Christ
2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
5 Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament
6 Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation
7 Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
8 Maids A-milking refers to the eight Beatitudes
9 Ladies Dancing refers to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
10 Lords A-leaping refers to the ten commandments
11 Pipers Piping refers to the eleven Faithful Apostles
12 Drummers Drumming refers to the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed

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